1. How to Get People to Care About a Cause? Turn Your Tiny Data Points Into Big Visual Stories | “Data editor + illustrator Mona Chalabi takes a break from her Vagina Dispatches to show us how it’s done.”
  2. In Search of… The Best Design Bookstores | “From an international zine shop in Shanghai to New York’s iconic bookstore for designers, here’s our list of the top design-oriented bookstores.”
  3. Why You Should Donate Leftover Materials to Public School Art Departments | “…and How the New Tax Plan May Affect You.”
  4. Download 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media | “A quick note: Thanks to O’Reilly Media, you can now download 20 free ebooks focused on design–everything from Designing for Cities, to Designing for the Internet of Things, to Design Essentials. You can download the books in PDF format. No credit card is required. See the complete list here.”
  5. I’m David Heinemeier Hansson, Basecamp CTO, and This Is How I Work | “The culture of Basecamp, the small company behind top-shelf project management software, is famously productive and unfrazzled. David Heinemeier Hansson, aka DHH, is the developer behind Basecamp’s eponymous flagship product. He’s also the creator of Ruby on Rails, the framework underlying sites like Hulu, Airbnb, GitHub, and early versions of Twitter. In his off hours, he’s an international race car driver. We asked him how he works.”
  6. Grafana vs. Kibana: How to Get the Most Out of Your Data Visualization | “A closer look at two popular data visualization tools and tips for choosing the best option for you.”
  7. The tension between creativity and productivity | “I get more done in less time than I ever have, but sometimes I feel like there’s nothing creative about my work anymore.”
  8. Georgia O’Keeffe on Art, Life, and Setting Priorities | “Anyone with any degree of mental toughness ought to be able to exist without the things they like most for a few months at least.”
  9. MIRROR • Short story of similar objects | “How many times it happened to find similar shapes between them which seem to have any kind of relationship? As often it happens in nature all is apparently different but essentially the basic shapes are repeated with infinite declinations. The format, puts in relation objects from similar shape that have different functions.”
  10. Relax, You Don’t Need to ‘Eat Clean’ | “We talk about food in the negative: What we shouldn’t eat, what we’ll regret later, what’s evil, dangerously tempting, unhealthy. The effects are more insidious than any overindulgent amount of “bad food” can ever be. By fretting about food, we turn occasions for comfort and joy into sources of fear and anxiety. And when we avoid certain foods, we usually compensate by consuming too much of others.”